Stop #6 – The Village School / Nurses Quarters


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Stop #6 - The Village School / Nurses Quarters

Constructed in 1833, this building originally had a poured clay floor and two separate chambers connected by a dog trot or breezeway. It served as the school for the village of Munfordville, with one room for boys and one room for girls.  During the Civil War, it was used as the nurses’ quarters and also supplemented the Presbyterian Church, which served as a field hospital.

Among students who attended the school were the future Generals Bolivar and Wood who attended secondary school here before they were admitted to West Point.  During the Civil War, the two men fought on opposing sides, Wood for the Union and Bolivar for the Confederacy.

In the 1900’s the building was converted into a home. Since 1902 it has been the office for country lawyers. It currently serves as a law office for Williams & Williams, Attorneys at Law.

Oral Histories about
The Village School / Nurses Quarters

Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams

      2. The Village School
Told by Charlie Williams
      3. Village School Serves as Nurses Quarters
Told by Charlie Williams

      4. The Front Door and Porch
Told by Charlie Williams

      5. Syphillis in the Civil War
Told by Charlie Williams

      6. Remodeling
Told by Charlie Williams

      7. Hideaway for Slaves
Told by Charlie Williams

      8. Country Lawyers Since 1902
Told by Charlie Williams